The Parallel Link Designer app provides a dedicated system-level design and analysis environment for parallel links. Capture your parallel link designs graphically and experiment with different physical layouts and parameter sweeping to determine setup/hold timing and voltage margins for high-speed parallel links. Analyze parallel interfaces for compliance with timing and signal integrity constraints.
Use the Parallel Link Designer app to configure parallel links. Set simulation parameters, specify corner conditions, and define stimulus patterns. Set up pre-layout analysis to run SPICE and to conduct waveform and timing data analysis to analyze your custom parallel links. View and interpret the results using the Signal Integrity Viewer app. You can also set up and analyze the post-layout PCB database of your parallel link design if you have a license for RF PCB Toolbox™. You can modify the stackup and padstack models and customize vias and see how the changes impact your design.
Set parameters to control SPICE simulation and statistical, time domain, and waveform analysis.
Specify process corners and etch corners to simulate in parallel link project.
Define stimulus patterns for time domain analysis in parallel link project.
Add TX clock jitter, RX clock jitter, RX clock recovery jitter, and noise.
Learn the basics of pre-layout analysis.
Edit transmission line models, designators, S-parameters, and IBIS files to customize pre-layout analysis.
View, interpret, and debug the pre-layout analysis results.
Reduce the time required to run a complete set of simulations by running the simulations in parallel with Parallel Computing Toolbox™.
Verify system-level SI and timing margins of PCB design databases.
Edit stackups and control padstack models.
Manage vias and stackups using Stackup Editor and PadStack Editor.